parotic

[ puh-roh-tik, -rot-ik ]
/ pəˈroʊ tɪk, -ˈrɒt ɪk /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

situated about or near the ear.

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Origin of parotic

1855–60; <New Latin parōticus <Greek par- par- + ōtikós “of the ear”; see oto-, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for parotic

parotic
/ (pəˈrɒtɪk) /

adjective

situated near the ear

Word Origin for parotic

C19: from New Latin paroticus, from Greek para- 1 (near) + -oticus, from ous ear
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Medical definitions for parotic

parotic
[ pə-rŏtĭk ]

adj.

Near or beside the ear.
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